This article describes how to activate Cloudflare for your web site.
There are two setup options for Cloudflare:
When you use Partial (CNAME) setup, A2 Hosting manages your web site's DNS settings. You can quickly and easily enable and disable Cloudflare for your domain and subdomains from within cPanel, as well as view basic site statistics.
When you use Full DNS setup, Cloudflare manages your web site's DNS settings, only some settings may be managed from within cPanel. Login directly to the Cloudflare site to manage all settings for your domains.
Which activation method you use depends on how you want to manage your Cloudflare and DNS settings (that is, from within cPanel or by logging into a separate site). Of course, if your account does not include cPanel, then you must activate Cloudflare using their web site.
To activate Cloudflare with Partial(CNAME) setup, follow these steps:
On the Cloudflare page, click :
A new window appears:
On the next page, in the Add a Website text box, type the domain to be proxied by Cloudflare. Click to continue:
On the next page, choose a plan. Click Free Website, and then click :
Click the Domains icon in the toolbar on the Cloudflare page. The domain added in step 5 above should be listed.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the
The page will refresh after a moment. Now the Partial (CNAME) setup can be chosen by clicking the
You can now configure Cloudflare for your account.
To activate Cloudflare with Full DNS Setup follow these steps:
Cloudflare will be active once the nameserver changes have propagated - typically 24 hours or less.
For general information about Cloudflare, please visit https://www.cloudflare.com.
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